David J. Goldston

Feb. 15, 2008

Federal Government and Science

In this hour, Ira and guests look at ways to strengthen science in the federal government -- including making sure the president gets sound science advice, ensuring that scientists can communicate their findings, and encouraging Congress to tackle tough s

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\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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